Our nationally ranked BU National Cyber League is gearing up for our spring season and we are looking for players. The competition is called a capture the flag as you are using various cybersecurity skills to find ‘flags’ or hidden items of information. The challenges may have to do with open source intelligence, scanning, enumeration and exploitation, log and traffic analysis, wireless security, cryptography, forensics, and web application security. Prior experience is not a necessity and in fact this is a great way to bring together many of the aspects of what you have learned through the program. There will be an individual preseason event and an individual and team orientated competitions. You can participate online regardless of your location. You should plan on committing several hours a week (at least 4-8) to competing and training. Competitions usually go over a weekend and are done as an open time block. You need to be able to put in at least 6-8 hours of time during that block (plan on dedicating a day or more for a competition). You can find out more about the league here https://www.nationalcyberleague.org
Our practice game starts on March 28th and runs for a week to give you a chance to try out the various challenges. The individual game starts April 8th and the team game starts April 22nd. Both the individual and team games run for about three days.
The College of Science and Technology will pay for registration of a limited number of players so if you are interested and ready to dedicate some time contact Professor Rausch, firstname.lastname@example.org.